Last Chance to Order: Just THREE DON’T Go to the Reunion DVDs Remain


We are down to our FINAL THREE DVDs of Don’t Go to the Reunion and once these are gone, we won’t have them in stock again until Halloween! While supplies last, we are giving away a free 11 x 17 Dismembering Christmas poster with every DVD purchase through Slasher Studios. It makes for a bloody good gift and we want to share the slasher goodness with you. Lots of special features (check out the list below). Remember, these are region free dvds with exclusive extras you won’t find anywhere else and you must purchase through the link below to receive your free poster.

Killer Features
* Audio Commentary with the filmmakers
* Trailer
* Blooper Reel
* “Class of 2004” Yearbook
* Slasher Studios short films (Teddy, Popularity Killer, Blood Brothers)

Plot synopsis:
Scott Rantzen (Brady Simenson) is a horror movie loving misfit who is teased by the popular students in school. When a date with the very popular and very beautiful Erica Carpenter (Stephanie Leigh Rose) backfires, he feels as though his life is ruined. Ten years later, the gang reunite for their class reunion. Little do they know that someone is waiting for them and ready to see that they pay for what they did. Is Scott back for revenge and will the old gang survive to tell the tale? It’ll be more gore for Class of 04.

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Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Smutty & Sleazy Slashers


Being good all the time is boring and that’s why we are counting down our favorite smutty & sleazy slashers. Movies that are the ultimate guilty pleasure and keep us coming back for more. Listen in to the archive of our Slasher Studios Horror Podcast and find out what makes our hosts lists of naughty delights.

Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Smutty & Sleazy Slashers

Viral Violence: RATTER (2015) Review


After moving to New York City from Wisconsin, Emma hopes to start life over. Not only on her own, but also away from her crazy ex-boyfriend. Everything is going great, she’s enjoying her classes, loving her new apartment, making new friends, and a new guy in her life. It’s only when she starts receiving weird messages in the mail and on her computer, as well as strange phone calls, she learns she may have a stalker. It turns out that she has been hacked and the hacker is now watching her every move due to an unknowing RAT (Random Access Trojan) download. He now has access to any gadget of her connected to her computer.

Films taking place in the cyber world is slowly becoming a new thing, including voyeurism horror. Some of them work, and some of them don’t. The Den had some good suspense in it, but didn’t capture the cyber aspects well. Unfriended wasn’t scary or suspenseful at all, but nailed the cyber world. It’s very hard to find common ground, but even harder for these films to capture some realism in general. Ratter is a low budget horror film that works well enough with the gadgets it has, but more than anything it takes a very common and plausible scenario and brings it to life in a terrifying way. At first glance it looks like it’s a found footage film. This isn’t the case at all. Yes, it’s all through means of electronics, but we are actually seeing the events unfold from the very beginning through the screen of the stalker. We never once in the film get to be with Emma, which makes it even more disturbing to know that this whole time we are merely following Emma like the hacker/stalker is. The use of these gadgets and the point of views aren’t as silly as some because it actually works. The most interesting ones comes from the point of view of Emma’s cellphone. This knowledge is creepy enough of how we are viewing the film, but what makes it twice as horrific is the fact that this is a real thing and could happen to anyone. The events start out small, and gradually become more threatening. It all leads to an ending that is extremely horrific and a punch in the gut. It very much stuck with me for quite some time after it was over, not just the ending but the paranoia of the subject matter it deals with.

I may end up being the only one to say this after seeing it, but I honestly found it the scariest movie I’ve seen in my adult life. This easily due to what I mentioned above about the fact that this kind of thing could really happen, and it’s only made me more paranoid about what I do with my electronics. The disturbing ending only added to it. Some may not be satisfied with the ending but it’s a situation where the unknown only makes it scarier. Despite this, I will say it’s not a perfect film. Despite being only an hour and twenty minutes, there are moments where it feels much longer and I found myself wanting it to move along quicker once things were clearly already established. This doesn’t include the scenes where we get to know Emma as person and see her relationships develop with the new people in her life and see the relationships from her past. Ashley Benson is solid in the main role, she plays Emma with a great likability and you feel genuinely sorry and fear for her when her life becomes in turmoil. She also emits the emotions of fear and paranoia flawlessly. There isn’t a moment of over-exaggeration or over-the-top acting. It feels very real. Matt McGorry also provides a nice performance as Emma’s new love interest. McGorry brings in great charm and comes off as a real and sincere character and the two actors have very strong chemistry. Overall, the performances in the film are solid, even the who actors who we only hear the voices of do a fine job.

Ratter will be a film that I think most will probably not enjoy or think about as much I did. Let alone consider it a truly terrifying movie. Maybe I’m overthinking it, or maybe I just saw something deep within it to make me feel that way. Either way, I do genuinely feel that this film brings something fresh and more suspenseful to the cyber-horror genre than most recent films.

–Cody Landman


Slow Burn: THE WITCH (2016) Review


When a family is banished from their village, they seek home on a farm next to an ominous wood. No sooner than the family has nestled into their new home that things start going wrong. A dark presence inhabits the woods and begins to prey on the family. Witch craft and black magic eventually begin to test the family’s faith and their familial ties.

This independent horror film is one that I will start out by saying is NOT for modern audiences who are looking for jump scares in order for it to be scary. Not only this but it is also for only hard core horror fans who will understand and appreciate it. Never before has a horror film left me feeling so shaken and uneasy after seeing it. Does this mean I found it terrifyingly scary? No. But it succeeds in doing what most horror films fail to do, and that is get into your mind and shake you to the core. It’s the most effecting slow-burn I’ve seen. Within the first 20 minutes I found myself in shock, and it gave a picture of what to expect. There is very little blood in this film, so it doesn’t try to use “gore” to be scary either. With this film it literally stirs up your mind with fear and terror that leaves it up to the viewer to think of things that are unseen. And it works. The things that went through my mind were more terrifying than anything they could have showed. What also gives a strong boost of fear is the highly effective use of sound (no jump scares), along with its beautiful and haunting cinematography. This also plays a part in getting under your skin. The terror aside, it has an amazing build up of watching this family gradually turn to shambles in terms of their bond and their mentality. This is thanks to stellar performances by its cast, particularly Anya Taylor-Joy as the teen daughter whom we follow for most of the film. She’s an actress who uses subtlety to her advantage and then really sells it when she lets her emotions out.

What I did feel the film lacked was a connection to the family, I honestly felt nothing for them except for Taylor-Joy’s character and the baby. There were also moments where I felt there were things missing that would have helped boost the story in terms of exposition and understand the world the characters live in. In general it wasn’t the most “original” story by any means either, but it takes the familiarity of the story does something different.

The Witch is an uneasy and chilling film that gets under your skin and into your mind and seeks to stay with you after it’s over. Never before will you experience such fear enter your mind such as this. I cannot express enough how much more horrific the film is when you really let your mind take control into the unknown.

–Cody Landman


Arrow Video Blu-ray Review: “Deep Red” (1975)



Arrow Video has a habit of knocking releases of Deep Red out of the park. Six years ago Arrow released one of, if not the definitive edition of Deep Red, only to be beat by yet another amazing Arrow Release.

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The special features between the two editions are almost the same, but the new edition comes with a beautiful new transfer from a 4K master, and a visual essay, analyzing Deep Red with a short comparison between Deep Red, and Argento’s earlier giallo The Bird with The Crystal Plumage.


This set is a 3 disk (2 blu ray 1 CD soundtrack) set, featuring the directors cut, the much shorter export cut, and a CD soundtrack. It also comes with an awesome double sided posted featuring two original arts, and 6 original lobby cards, and a fairly large booklet.

If you weren’t one of the lucky people to score a copy of this new set, I believe Arrow is planning a non-limited edition later this year.

Overall, I would rate this set 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. I only wish we could have gotten more new features. That being said, I completely understand why they might not have been able to.

–Alex Aspin

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Stay Out of These Woods: Cabin Fever (2016) Review [Remake]


A group of friends go away on a camping trip in the woods and stay in a remote cabin. The locals immediately weird the group out but also warning them that people who have gone into the woods have gotten ill. Brushing off their advice, the friends continue on. Things start out fine, but when a stranger appears with a flesh-eating virus, it isn’t long before the friends start catching it themselves.

This remake of the Eli Roth film (from way back in 2002), is based off of the exact same script. No joke. Everything plays out exactly the same way except for a few circumstantial changes, the last scene, and an unnecessary scene in the credits. Oh and Officer Winston is now a female who resembles a porn star and is pretty much a lesbian. In general this is just a very piss poor movie altogether. The acting is purely awful, with the actors clearly trying way too hard to “act”. Along with this, the characters have zero substance or any particular qualities that make them unique. Thus resulting in us not caring about them at all. It’s not even that they’re unlikable. (except for maybe Bert, who is just straight up annoying), it’s just that there is nothing to them worth caring about.

On top of this, there is zero tension or suspense, there is an attempt to do this with the music, but it is so laughably cheesy. The gore effects range from awful to mediocre, some of the prosthetics involved are so damn obvious it seems like they weren’t even trying. The one thing I will give this is that it was decently-filmed. So in this respect it’s clear where a lot of the money went towards with this film. It also takes itself way too seriously, whereas the original perfectly captured the terror while adding some good dark comedy.

Not only is this one of the worst horror films I’ve seen in my life, but it is hands down the worst remake I’ve seen. Horrible acting, poorly-written characters, bad music, and extremely cheap effects makes you wonder just what the hell they were thinking remaking such a good cult classic. Most remakes at least try to be better than its predecessor, but this doesn’t try at all. If anything this is more of a cheap fan remake that is best left unseen.

–Cody Landman


Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Troy Escamilla (PARTY NIGHT)


On a brand new episode of Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, our hosts Kevin Sommerfield & Andrew Beirl will be chatting with writer Troy Escamilla about his brand new slasher feature PARTY NIGHT. Slasher Studios is coproducing this film and it’s sure to be a hell of a good time! The gory fun begins Thursday night at 10PM central.

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A Slashing Surprise: SNEEKWEEK (2016) Review


First off I want to apologize for the extreme delay of this review. Two weeks ago I watched the Dutch horror/slasher “Sneekweek (2016)” in theaters with my sister. I was anticipating the release of this movie for a long time. Mainly because Dutch slashers are a rarity these days and only a handful of them are being made every decade. The trailer for Sneekweek looked promising and exciting, but at the same time it felt like I had just seen the entire movie. With no high expectations I went on to see it and I have to say that it was SO MUCH better than I expected! As it turns out the trailer didn’t reveal many important plot points and the fate of some characters. It’s I Know What You Did Last Summer meets Scream in the best possible way and that results in an awesome whodunit.

The cast is super good looking and the actors do the best they can with the material they’re given. The standouts to me were: Carolien Spoor, Jord Knotter, Holly Brood, Marly van der Velden, Sanne Langelaar, David Lucieer and Jelle De Jong. I love how bad-ass the characters were, to the point where they had to fight hard for survival. The kills were graphic and surprisingly innovative. The murder weapons that were used in the movie are really inventive. Sneekweek has a running time close to 2 hours – which is a little longer than usual for slashers, but you can clearly see that it worked as a mood setter and I honestly wasn’t bored for a second throughout the movie. This movie features quite some winks and homages to Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer and it’s evident that the director is very passionate about the genre. This movie scores high on the laughs and scares. The murder mystery is well crafted and at some point every character could’ve been the killer. The soundtrack is stylish and features lots of popular songs. The camerawork and cinematography in this movie are nothing but superb. The final act is exciting and satisfying at the same time and that’s when the shit literally hits the fan with the twists and turns. This movie doesn’t hold back on the (male) nudity, which is always a good thing with these type of movies.

Most critics panned Sneekweek and I was expecting nothing more than a campy guilty pleasure, but I was in awe by how much I ended up loving it! Is it perfect? No. Does it require a lot of thinking? No. Did I have a fun time while watching it? HELL YES! It easily became my favorite Dutch slasher and I suggest every horror/slasher fan to seek it out give it a view, but be sure to keep your expectations low. Hope to see it in theaters one more time before I purchase the Blu-ray. I could watch it over and over again. A future classic!

–Ferdi Akkulak

Slasher Studios Exclusive: DISMEMBERING CHRISTMAS VHS Now Shipping

Dismembering Christmas VHS

We have some exciting news, Dismembering Christmas friends. Our limited edition VHS release has shipped and they are ready for a good slasher home. Only 50 of these beautiful, white box hardshell VHS tapes are being released and once they are gone, they are gone forever. Pick up your VHS below before they are gone forever. Also available in combo packs featuring a DVD of the film or a DVD & soundtrack. Pick up yours today!

Note: If you would like to request a custom number on your VHS (each one is hand printed), leave a note with your paypal payment. We cannot guarantee any numbers but we will do our best!

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Slasher Studios Horror Podcast: Instagram Horror Challenge (The Final Chapter)


On this week’s Slasher Studios Horror Podcast, we went over the final ten days of our Slasher Studios Instagram Horror Challenge so make sure to listen to an archive through the link below. It’s a bloody good time and thank you to everyonw who was a part of it!!

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